Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24, for Christina and Ethan Anderson in San Diego. Christina, 42, and Ethan, 8, were tortured and murdered by family friend James DiMaggio, who then burned his house to the ground with the two bodies still inside on August 4. DiMaggio, who also kidnapped 16-year-old Hannah Anderson, was the subject of a nationwide manhunt before being shot and killed by the FBI on Aug. 10 in the Idaho wilderness.
Today’s memorial service will be open to the public, according to ABC News.
There are still no details available concerning DiMaggio’s motive for the double homicide or kidnapping.
On Aug. 19, it was revealed that James DiMaggio had named kidnapped Hannah Anderson’s paternal grandmother, Bernice Anderson, the beneficiary of a $112,000 life insurance police.
Stranger still, two days later, DiMaggio’s sister Lora, who was not named as a beneficiary on that life insurance policy, requested Ethan and Hanna’s DNA samples in the belief that her brother James was the biological father of one or both of the Anderson children.
Brett Anderson, Ethan and Hannah’s father, had provided his own DNA early on to help identify his son Ethan’s body, which was burned beyond recognition after being discovered in DiMaggio’s burned down house.
Kidnap survivor Hannah Anderson appeared on NBC’s Today on Aug. 22 to thank those that helped rescue her from her kidnapper.
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